Eurogamer has posted a handy video comparison showcasing Yoshi’s Circuit which originally made its debut in the GameCube hit Double Dash. The circuit was then reimagined in Mario Kart DS on the original Nintendo DS and will now be featured in all its glory in Mario Kart 8. You can see how the course has changed in the video, above.
Nintendo has unveiled a new teaser for Mario Kart 8. The latest trailer for the Wii U racing title showcases gameplay footage of Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach, both of whom are included in the game’s first DLC pack, which is scheduled to release next month. The video also reveals that the upcoming pack includes Yoshi Circuit from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! In addition, it contains Link from The Legend of Zelda, four new vehicles and seven other courses. Consumers who advance purchase the pack in addition to next year’s Animal Crossing-themed bundle can begin using eight new colors for Yoshi and Shy Guy immediately.
It seems fairly obvious that we will eventually be getting some sort of downloadable content for Super Smash Bros in the near future and to back this up it appears as though NeoGAF member PushDustin has found some hidden code in the brawler. Here’s the proof that the game has code to load character and stage DLC:
- ui/script/lib ui/replace/field
- ui/replace ui/replace/image
- ui/replace/profile ui/replace/figure
And here’s info that a downloadable content store will appear
SMASHOnlineSmash RunGames & MoreChallengeWii UStreetPassTest your skills in classic Smash! Challenge the CPU or nearby players.Connect to the Internet, and test your skills against your friends and the world!Collect boosts in a vast labyrinth to prepare for an epic final battle!Solo and group games, plus Training, custom fighters, the Vault, and more!Take on challenges and win prizes!Connect to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.A StreetSmash of epic proportions! Defeat your rivals and win prizes! ChallengesNotificationsShop
And here’s the conclusion PushDustin came to about the discovery.
The game uses pictures (EFF and BCO for Japanese and English) to animate “A Challenger Appears” on the top screen, so since there is a text version in the dump, either characters are unlocked through connecting to the Wii U, or it will display the text when a character is purchased through the store. Even though I hate to admit it, it’s most likely connected to the Wii U menu as there is no other text for the store (it’ll probably connect to the E-Shop, or download the page from the Internet). However, there are no additional characters files in the game which severely hurts the chances of this being the case (as the 3DS would have to download quite a bit of data from the Wii U in order to utilize the character).
The 3DS can be used as a controller in 8 player Smash for the Wii U, based on the pictures with the file names: 29CE and 279A (Essentially: the 1-8 Player Icons, and numbers with pictures of 8 fighters). Files with CFC13 are the menu pictures (posted above).
Comcept Japan is teasing possible Mighty No. 9 additional downloadable content in a recent video update. The bonus trailer gives us a peek at Mighty No.0 who is meant to be Zero. He basically resembles both Bass and Zero. Mighty No. 9 is scheduled to be released for the majority of video game formats in 2015.
Nintendo has revealed a new vehicle for Mario Kart 8’s first DLC pack, which is due for release next month. Joining previously announced vehicles such as the Blue Falcon and the B Dasher, the Master Cycle will give bike-users a much-needed boost on the track.
Mario Kart 8 fans can purchase the first DLC pack via the Nintendo eShop or the Nintendo Online Store. Due in November, the Zelda x Mario Kart 8 pack will contain two new cups with 8 new courses, three characters including Link, Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach, as well as four new vehicles. Check out Link on the new Master Cycle above, along with a new image of Animal Crossing’s Isabelle and villager in their chosen karts.
Nintendo Japan has announced via Twitter that the free Mercedes-Benz downloadable content for Mario Kart 8 has been downloaded by fans over one million times. Undoubtedly this downloadable content has been a great success for Nintendo and Mercedes-Benz.
NintenDaan has captured some footage of the Hyrule Warriors downloadable content which came out today in Japan. The DLC allows you to use Link’s trusty steed Epona to battle enemies and also sees the arrival of Cia, Wizzro and Volga as playable characters. You can watch the footage in the glorious video embedded above.